Daiwa Lexa Type-WN Baitcasting Reels

Daiwa Lexa Type-WN Baitcasting Reels

Featuring a stealthy new look for 2020, the Lexa Type-WN is the ideal heavy-duty baitcaster for both freshwater and saltwater applications.

$199.99 - $249.99
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TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioHandle TypeLine Per Handle TurnMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Braided Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max DragWeightPrice
Right Hand6.3:1Dual Knob28.8in12/240
22lb11.6oz$199.99 USD
Right Hand7.1:1Dual Knob32.4in12/240
22lb11.6oz$199.99 USD
Right Hand7.1:1Power Knob32.4in12/240
22lb12oz$199.99 USD
Left Hand7.1:1Dual Knob32.4in12/240
22lb11.6oz$199.99 USD
Left Hand7.1:1Power Knob32.4in12/240
22lb12oz$199.99 USD
Right Hand5.1:1Power Knob27.1in17/245
25lb16.9oz$249.99 USD
Right Hand6.3:1Dual Knob33.4in17/245
25lb16.4oz$249.99 USD
Left Hand6.3:1Dual Knob33.4in17/245
25lb16.4oz$249.99 USD
Right Hand7.1:1Power Knob37.7in17/245
25lb16.9oz$249.99 USD
Left Hand7.1:1Power Knob37.7in17/245
25lb16.9oz$249.99 USD

Featuring a stealthy new look for 2020, the Daiwa Lexa Type-WN Baitcasting Reels are the ideal heavy-duty baitcaster for both freshwater and saltwater applications. The Lexa Type-WN delivers power and performance unattainable by other smaller baitcasting reels, while enhancing the comfort factor with custom Winn Grip handle knobs. The Lexa Type WN is available in two high-capacity sizes, 300 and 400, with multiple gear ratios to tailor to specific fishing techniques. Anglers can also choose from two different handle styles, a traditional dual-knob handle or an oversized single-knob power handle. Whether you're targeting Musky on the Northern lakes, Stripers off the shores of the Northeast, or slinging irons at California Yellowtail, the Lexa Type-WN provides the unrivaled stopping power you'll require from a heavy-duty baitcasting reel.


  • Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag (MAX 25lb.)
  • Magforce Cast Control
  • Custom Winn Handle Grips
  • Swept Handle with Weight-Reducing Cutouts
  • Aluminum Frame and Side Plate (gear side)
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse (Dual Stopper)
  • 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB
4.5 Stars based on 10 reviews
By Luke T.
Manheim, Pennsylvania
Great musky reel
February 5, 2020
I bought this reel from a local tackle shop in Pa for musky fishing. When I first used it, it made a loud screech when it casted. I took it home and cleaned the spool and on the inside of the side plate. It then stopped making the noise, but it does need cleaning so it doesn't make that noise. I do it every month and it is fine. other than that it is great! it casts far and smooth after cleaning. it reels smooth and also has good drag. I can cast any size lure up to 10 ounces and it casts far. would definitely recommend if you don't want to spend 300 on a tranx.
By Jay
Upper Texas coast
The Goldy Locks of inshore reels
January 23, 2020
The 300 size Lexa is the perfect size reel for inshore fishing with the line capacity and drag to catch every thing from spotted sea trout to the largest red drums. I think it can put the hurt on Mack's. Jack's, and smaller tarpon. I have been inshore and near shore fishing with Dawa Lexas since they first came out and retired the Revos and Curados. No brag but I have cast 60 plus yards with the Lexa 300 on a 7.5 rod and 2 oz lead weight. Tje magnetic cast control is 2nd to none. The WN 300HSL is best improved version of the Lexa yet. Not the first Lexas needed any improvement but do like the black color and handle
ProsEverything you cold want in an inshore bait caster for all day plugging.
ConsNo cons. The Lexa is the best there is in saltwater bait casting reels.
By David
East Islip, NY
January 9, 2020
Great Lexa product. Perfect fit and the winn grip is amazing.
By Aldis
Super light weight!
April 2, 2019
This reel is a dream to own. had mine for about a year haven't had any issues with it.
ProsSmooth. good drag. feels solid.
By Justin
Great reel
March 17, 2019
Not as smooth casting as the Tranx but still very smooth! I’d buy another! This thing is a workhorse for a low profile reel. Just got a slightly undersize sturgeon yesterday on it and the drag handled the run great. It had much more drag available and if I wanted I could have cranked it down and winched it straight to the boat.
ProsBuild quality Ton of drag! Smooth Cast assist works great Low profile
By StriperSniper
Albany, GA.
Sticky Bail
December 28, 2018
I purchased the Daiwa LEXA-WN300H Lexa 300 WN Baitcasting Reel as a gift for myself. I had debated between this reel and the Shimano Tranx 300. I choose the Daiwa due to the magnetic force control. without having to resort to removing the side plate to adjust the magnets(Which you have to do on the Shimano Tranx 300). After spooling it with line, I was adjusting the spool tension to my specific lure weight. Several times, 7 out 20 attempts, the bail remained open when attempting to retrieve line. I took the new real down to the river, and casted about 30 times. Fortunately the bail did not fail. Hopefully the previous failures were a fluke, although one other customer commented that they had this same problem. Will update my review after a few days of use. As for now, I will recommend this reel.
ProsExterior magnetic backlash control
ConsSticky bail.
High Performance, Questionable Reliability
November 8, 2018
1st use out in Baja Mexico and killed a bunch of Cabrilla, mid grade Yellowtail, Dorado and small tuna with ease. Only issue is the cast button is already sticking and needs to be sent back to Daiwa for warranty fix. Let's hope it holds up once I get it back.
ProsWeight, cranking power, casts well
By Reef E.
Stuart, Fl
Go Big or Go Home!
November 8, 2018
Beach Perfect.....Put it on a 8 Ft rod, and your good to go all the way out to the second bar. This reel is smooth!
By Michael
Westfield, NJ
Great reel
December 30, 2017
This is a great reel, I enjoy the power handle that is on this reel, very grippy. The reel is easy to cast and also has a lot of drag and it's very smooth.
ProsGreat handle, smooth, strong drag
By John
Long Island NY
Awesome reel smooth operation
December 24, 2017
Excellent smooth operation with plenty of drag!!! Great looking and very comfortable!!!!
ProsVery smooth drag system with plenty of strength!!!!
9 Questions & 10 Answers
andy pincince
from RI asked:
January 8, 2018
Is the reel with 2 knobs called a paddle or power handle?
1 Answer
The two knob is always a paddle handle while one knob is a power handle.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 8, 2018

from fl asked:
December 10, 2017
What is the line capacity on the 3 and 400
1 Answer
Hello Dan, in the link you'll see the Line specs for all the Daiwa Lexa reels. http://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/LEXATYPE/index.html
Submitted by: Bernie on December 11, 2017

from nj asked:
April 22, 2020
Is this reel similar to the type hd reel or is it better then it or worse?
2 Answers
The Daiwa Lexa HD is the big brother to the Lexa type WN. It is the next step up in terms of reel class. You can expect a top of the line product with the HD, whereas the WN is a quality reel for someone looking to spend less. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 25, 2020
The Daiwa Lexa HD is the next step up in reel class from the WN. You can expect an extremely high-quality reel whereas the WN is for the angler who wants a solid and reliable reel for a lesser price. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 25, 2020

from Salem, OR asked:
February 19, 2020
Is there a 300 HL left hand retrieve in the lower gear ratio available?  I see the 400 HL but don't see this option in the 300 size. 
1 Answer
Unfortunately we only have the 400 HL with the 6.3:1 left hand. We do not have a 6.3:1 left handed model in the 300 size. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 24, 2020

from New York LI SOund asked:
January 11, 2020
Would the 300 be to heavy for a 7'6" tsunami airwave coastal 8-17# 1/4-3/4oz? Would it be better on a tsunami classic 7ft 10-20# mh 1/2-1oz? It would be for jigging for fluke and striped bass in a kayak. I bought both rods form you guys and I bounce a quantum accurst between the two. I was looking to add another accurst but this seems like a good deal? What do you think?
1 Answer
Hello, The 300 would be a little big for the airwave coastal but will fit nice on the classic.
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 22, 2020

from Newport beach california asked:
April 8, 2019
Have you attempted to spool up the 300 hsp model at your workshop? I bought one and the guys said he could only get 120 yds of 50lbs j braid, but the website says 180 yds of 55 lbs
1 Answer
Daiwa line rating goes by their Samurai Braided Line which is thinner than the J-Braid. If it says 180 yards of 55 its would be more like 40 rather than 55 due to the different diameters. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 16, 2019

Tyler Doherty
from Massachusetts asked:
February 1, 2019
Will the 300 size match a 7ft shimano teramar north east, the medium heavy, 1-4oz
1 Answer
Yes that reel size would pair well with that rod.
Submitted by: Ricky on February 4, 2019

from NY asked:
March 28, 2018
Plan on using this reel on the boat in long island, fishing for fluke, sea bass and porgies. Is St Croix TIC70MHF match
1 Answer
The TIC70MHF rod would be a solid match pairing it with Daiwa Lexa WN reels fishing for Fluke, Seabass and Porgies. The rod will provide a good amount of flex and still has the backbone you need to leverage some big fluke into the boat.
Submitted by: Donald on March 28, 2018

from Charleston SC asked:
December 15, 2017
Does this reel have a synchronized level wind?
1 Answer
According to Daiwa the Daiwa Lexa WN Baitcasting Reels have a synchronized level wind.
Submitted by: Donald on December 15, 2017


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